Gigabyte devises USB 3.0 mainboards for Intel and AMD platforms

Gigabyte Logo At the recently convened CeBIT 2010, Gigabyte Technology unveiled the GA-X58A-UD7, GA-X58A-UD5, GA-X58A-UD3R, GA-P55A-UD7, GA-P55A-UD5, GA-P55A-UD3P, GA-P55-USB3, GA-H55M-USB3, GA-H55M-USB3L and GA-EP43T-USB3 motherboards for the Intel platform. The company also took the covers off the GA-890GPA-UD3H and GA-790XT-USB3 mainboards for the AMD platform.

The GA-890GPA-UD3H is attributed with the DirectX 10.1-capable ATI RadeonA HD 4290 graphics core. It has 128M DDR3 sideport memory for overclocking the default 700MHz GPU clock up to 1150MHz. This device also integrates two PCIe 2.0 x16 graphics slots with DirectX 11 video cards for ATI Hybrid CorssFireX accommodation. It is embedded with the AMD 890GX chipset accompanied by SB850 South Bridge that provides native support for SATA 6GB/s and RAID 0/1/5/10. The device implements Gigabyte’s 3x USB Power Boost and USB 3.0 support with its NEC controller.

Gigabyte’s GA-P55A-UD7 mainboard incorporates a 24-power phase design, Nvidia 3-Way SLI/ATI CrossFireX technology and Nvidia NF200 chip. It lends support to USB 3.0, 3x USB Power Boost and SATA 3.0 6GB/s, the last mentioned of which comes courtesy of NEC and Marvell controllers. Gigabyte 333 Onboard Acceleration works with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s to supply the motherboard with additional bandwidth. All the mainboards feature USB 3.0 support, the NEC uPD720200 host controller and 3x USB Power Boost intelligence.

The pricing details of the USB 3.0 mainboards by Gigabyte are unclear for now.